I was born in Southampton but it wasn't until I moved to Bridport that I really took off as an artist. I have won several awards including the 'Kieth cast cup'.
I have taught art at various locations and have done numerous demonstrations across the south of England and have had several one man exhibitions.
I have been a professional artist for over twenty years. My main interests are the human form, I find painting people an endless source of interest, although lately, I have discovered that the 'horse and rider' a new unexpected fascination. My first inspiration was (and occasionally is) Walter Sickert.
What is the best work-related thing I have done recently?
Getting a body of work ready for the 'Beaux art gallery' Bath.
What is your favourite place?
What is your favourite book?
Flashman series, by George Macdonald Fraser.
What are your favourite films?
'If''--1968 version, and 'Midnight Cowboy' 1969.
Both had a profound effect on me.
What irritates you?
What irritates me art wise, are vacuous painters and paintings that are accepted by the establishment as cool.
Who would you most like to meet?
What motivates and inspires you?
I have a 'built in' love for art and feel as though I'm on a journey that takes me to so many places without even leaving my studio, so the anticipation of 'where next' is a great source of inspiration coupled with what my contemporaries are doing.